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adjourn the 112th congress without providing assistance to the victims of superstorm sandy. i am joined today, mr. speaker, by many of my colleagues from the jurisdictions that -- whose people received the most damaging blow. though my district did not sustain the extreme damage that those in new york, new jersey, and connecticut did, the president declared several maryland counties eligible for federal assistance from this storm. but it was minor, and my citizens are not in dire circumstances. but the citizens of some who we'll hear from today are in that condition. those counties joined hundreds in the 1,000-mile diameter of this storm, the largest geographicically in the history --geographically in the history of the atlantic hurricanes. now at best the speaker said that sandy's victims will need to wait until the next congress to receive assistance. wait. they say to millions who are in pain and in distress. we should not be waiting, mr. speaker. we should be voting this very morning, which i tell you, mr. speaker, i expected to happen from my discussions with the majority leader. a
region's public transit and housing base as a result superstorm sandy has been addressed -- tough morning. we started with a hearing on the loss of our ambassador from libya. those challenges, just had opening ceremony for senator o inouye line in state and now the devastation the northeast region -- has been a tough day but we appreciate our witnesses being here to shed some light and hopefully some commitment by our colleagues to meeting our challenges. as you all know sandy's destructive force overwhelmed the region particularly in new jersey and new york and the result is massive unprecedented damage, unprecedented but this was our second hurricane in two years and we expect extreme weather like this to become more common for our region. because we need to prepare for the next storm is not enough to spend our time today simply discussing how we restore our housing and transit infrastructure to their vulnerable free storm condition. in my view now is the time to determine what actions we must take in order to build back the region in a way that makes us less of vulnerable in future
package for victims of superstorm sandy. peter king called it inexcusable and indefensible. we cannot walk away from our responsibilities. a new poll found that 77% of americans say that the way politics works in washington is causing serious arm to the country. as we mentioned, president obama is on board air force one this very moment headed back to hawaii to rejoin his family on vacation. if you're wondering what it cost to ply air force one from andrews air force base to hawaii one way, the answer, $1.8 million. that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. >>> now it's back to work and back to school for millions of us across the country. let me get you up the date and out the door with the weather forecast it was cold over the holiday yesterday it remains that way in many spots. very cold. one of the coldest mornings we've seen in areas yet like boston, with a windchill of 5. not much better from chicago to the plains. there's not much rain or snow out there. it's a quiet day. only a little bit of rainfall headed up through the carolinas. we got soaked yesterday northern alabama, m
ravaged on superstorm sandy. snow that blanketed much of the northeast turned to rain along the coast. that, combined with powerful wind and high tide, caused flooding throughout seaside park, new jersey. most bay front homes took on water by late yesterday morning. firefighters had to go door to door to make sure that homeowners were okay. >>> the snow blowers are out in full force across the northeast this morning. residents are cleaning up after the winter -- get him! >> first major storm dumped up to 18 inches in the region. areas like buffalo, new york, and burlington, vermont, which are used to major winter storms, haven't seen this much snow since the 2012 winter season. travel is also still treacherous in many areas as roads are still snow covered. flight delays, all of that going on right now. >> i tell you, let's turn to veronica johnson. not even a little bit. >> this guy is not a snow lover, not a dusting, not an inch, not flurries that are pretty. i don't like it at all. >> you'll be inside saturday? >> i'll be as much out of it as i possibly can. >> is it going to get th
of assessments and taxation's website. the federal government is prepared to help some of superstorm sandy's victims in maryland. those residents in somerset county will be eligible for food stamps as part of a federal aid program that helps vic tils of natural disasters. victims will receive one month of benefit. they must live in a disaster area and be affected by the disaster itself. residents can apply from january 7th through the 13th. >>> it is cold out there. i think a lot of people would like to know, is there any chance of seeing any other snow ar rain. yesterday was dry. >> this is going to be a quiet week for us. yesterday was dry but windy. it was the kind of day where you as quickly as possible want to get from point a to point b. quiet week for us. we have a small system to talk about this week. it's going to come over the next 24 to 36 hours. out there right now, we have a partly cloudy sky. as we said, it is cold. at least we have a light wind right now. it's at 5 miles per hour. it's out of the south and southwest. we're at 29 degrees. your windchill reading, even with tha
of superstorm sandy? >> absolutely not. i haven't heard of any organized effort. i heard some of my colleagues on the republican side say they'd like to give a lot less than the $60.4 billion. but we thought we had the votes that would pass the amendment to make it a $60.4 billion bill. >> thank you. appreciate your time. >> thank you. >>> up next, hillary clinton's expected to make a full recovery after doctors discovered a blood clot near her brain. the same might not be true of her harshest critics who accused her of faking illness to avoid testifying about benghazi. that's ahead. this is "hardball," the place for politics. i called the car myself. i'll give you a lift, sir. who are you again? daniels, sir. accounts. who's this? this is daniels. key player over in accounts. ♪ daniels. director of accounts. [ male announcer ] the all-new nissan sentra. [ daniels ] good luck in there! c'mon, daniels. you're vp of accounts aren't you? [ male announcer ] it makes a powerful first impression. it's our most innovative sentra ever. nissan. innovation that excites. ♪ innovation that excites. it
they're going approve a superstorm sandy package of relief. why wouldn't they? and to have this delay go off the clock is a further wounding of the party. >> it is. and like you just said, michael, it's self-inflicted. i think everybody bipartisanwise would say this is going to happen. why are we delaying it? let's get it done. you've heard the rhetoric back and forth of the senate bill coming over here. and i think the -- what we have in place here in the house, we're actually going to clean that up. make it disaster related. take all the pork, take those senate earmarks out of there. make it a clean bill and do what it's intended to do. help the people. my constituents. the residents of new jersey, new york. that's what the job is and putting this off is only going to hurt us in the long run. michael, i know you know the delaware region well. the jersey shore is a billion dollar industry. if that's not close to up and running when it comes spring and summertime, that's going to take a hit. >> let me ask a question about your governor. soon chris christie will stand for re-election.
on, getting aid to victims of superstorm sandy. by a 61-33 vote the chamber passed a measure offering $60 billion in help. it heads to the house which must approve the bill by thursday or else the process to consider the money has to start all over again. at least 113 people were killed when superstorm sandy hit in late october. the governors of new york and new jersey, the hardest hit states, have estimated damages at more than $78 billion. >>> and turning to weather. even though winter is just over a week old, millions of americans probably can't wait for spring to arrive. me, as well, yes. scenes like this in maine are playing out all across the country as snow is now on the ground in almost 65% of the lower 48 states. at least everybody's enjoying it together. look at this video from arkansas where -- in little rock, they posted a record-breaking nine inches on christmas day. and for some of you, yay, not over yet. let's bring in meteorologist bonnie schneider for a look at what is on top for today. is there an end in sight for -- >> no. no. we've got more snow, more wind and rain
for the victims of superstorm sandy. fema has received more than 600 applications for assistance since december 14th. >>> nelson mandela is out of the hospital. he was being treated for a lung infection and also had surgery to remove gallstones. he'll continue treatment at home. he has received round the clock care since an acute respiratory infection hit him last year. >>> we're going to know today how the new residential sales are going across the country. this came a day after the latest figures. that's the biggest percentage gain in more than two years. >>> here's that news megan was talking about earlier this morning. ray lewis is a officially back on the active roster for the baltimore ravens. that doesn't mean he's going to be on the field against the bengals come sunday. the move is really a procedural one and it makes lewis eligible to play in the postseason when the ravens will be hosting the game. >>> the crystal ball in times square is going to be installed today for the new year's eve celebrations. you're looking at video of the 7'0" number 13. it arrived in new york earlier this mont
for one more suspect, a 17-year-old with a teardrop tattoo under his left eye. it appears superstorm sandy took a bite out of metro's already lagging ridership. a report says the storm helped reduce ridership by nearly 10% in october. the transit agency lost nearly 2.5 million trips when it was shut down nearly two days. it lost $13 million in revenue. ridership is already down 5% before sandy hit the d.c. area in late october. excitement is building for sunday's cowboys and redskins game. to there's no denying that. fedex field will be packed and you can expect huge crowds at bars and restaurants and anywhere the game will be on tv. john gonzalez is at fedex field. i've seen pictures in the past on facebook of you. you've been at a lot of games. will you be at this one? >> i will try. it is a late game especially for us. it's the hottest ticket of the year in the d.c. area. the last time the redskins were in the playoffs was in 2006. that's part of the reason why this game was moved to a prime- time hour on national television. this is the big one. i can tell you, fans are really excited.
for roughly 15,000 vehicles damaged by superstorm sandy. those beyond repair will be salvaged for parts but insurance companies hope to sell some of them back to people who can fix them up again and drive them, which made us think, have they got a deal for you? >>> new year's day marks the 150th anniversary of one of this country's most important documents, the emancipation proclamation, president abraham lincoln's order that declared slaves in this country forever free. the document is once again on display. and nbc's ron mott has more. >> reporter: though clearly showing its age, fading ink, a yellow patina, the emancipation proclamation still draws undivided attention 150 years later, a document whose aim was to unite a country divided by war. >> it's amazing to see abraham lincoln's signature. >> reporter: today at the national archives in washington you can the frail order consigned to history on january 1, 1863, by president abraham linkson again on public display. showtime, just a few days every year. >> very uplifting experience. it is a very important document. >> reporter: pre
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new england. heavy rain and strong winds pounded coastal areas already devastated by superstorm sandy. the system is now blamed for at least 16 deaths nationwide, including one in maryland. this left holiday travelers stranded from dallas to boston. more than 2,000 flights have been canceled since tuesday. many roads remain impassable. >>> you see what's happening there and you get a little nervous. but tucker you've been saying not going to be like that. >> whatever happens here will not be a major deal. sort of a repeat of monday and wednesday and the snow line setting up close to the city. worst case scenario, north and west, maybe three or 4 inches of snow. >> interesting pattern setting up where we're on the edge of these storms. >> typical of what we get around here in the winter time. typically we're kind of right on the edge. last year the edge was nowhere near the mid-atlantic. >> you were bored all winter long. >> as i mentioned a few days ago, i didn't put the snow machine into gear one time last year. once again, your friday fine. morning commute should be uneventful here,
will blow in and cause damage becomes a lot higher. a lot more water comes in. superstorm sandy was, you know, sort of case in point, an example of that. >> why is this happening? is there anything that we can do to reverse it? >> there's nothing we can do to reverse it. at this point the consensus is very, very clear. the warming is being caused by fossil fuel pollution, carbon dioxide emissions that is burning of coal, burning of oil, burning of natural gas. that carbon pollution, those greenhouse gases are the primary contributor to this warming and the warming that is projected is baked into the atmosphere at this point. it's not good news. >> if people want to read more, where can they find out more about this? >> well, i cover it regularly at nationaljournal.com. i've got a lot of coverage of all of the latest findings and real world impacts of what they mean. >> coral davenport, thank you for being here this morning. >> sure. thanks for having me. >>> we're about to wrap this hour of "weekends with alex witt." thank you for joining me. but straight ahead, more smart political talk
to which he's referring, that could be a failure to vote on a relief package for superstorm sandy. the vote was abruptly pulled back by speaker boehner last night delaying the bill until the 113th congress which convenes tomorrow. gop leadership apparently determined the house shouldn't even try for $60.4 billion in new spending on a night it added $4 trillion to the deficit. and congressman king is not the only one outraged that politics took precedence over people. >> republicans in congress brought this house to a new low last night. >> we're all hit hard enough with the recession. on top of that now we have to deal with the anxiety and the failure of congress to act. >> talk to the people. look into their eyes. understand their needs. come walk with me, mr. speaker. >> this is time to stop debating and take the gloves off. jersey style. >> and speaking of jersey style, governor chris christie came out swinging this afternoon. >> shame on you. shame on congress. on a political chess board of internal palace intrigue politics, our people were played last night as a pawn. and that's why pe
the costliest natural disaster in u.s. history. and number one. super storm sandy. >> this historic superstorm made landfall over the most populated areas of the united states. wind damage, power outages, storm surges, inland flooding, even snowstorms are threatening the lives and homes of people from virginia to massachusetts. >> i've never seen devastation like this in my life. >> the surf here getting much more violent. >> curfew is under way right now. you are not to be on the streets. >> they're keeping an eye on the possibility of flooding. >> superstorm sandy has crippled the nation's biggest transit system. >> talking about flooding, possible power outages that could last for days. >> people just need to be self aware. >> the storm killed at least 113 people in the u.s. and caused tens of billions of dollars in damage. total repairs will take decades. chad myers, cnn. >>> next, the most intriguing people of 2012 as voted on by you. but first, remembering some of those we lost this past year. ♪ but bounty basic can handle them. in this lab demo, bounty basic is stronger than the leadi
by superstorm sandy, where recovery continues at a slow pace. >> suarez: badly damaged by sandy in new jersey, of the community's 520 homes 60 were washed away and 139 remain uninhabitable. still without electricity, gas, sewers or water. >> suarez: we continue our conversations with new members of the 113th congress. tonight the senator-elect from nebraska, republican deb fischer. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... but that was after the measure ran into initial republican resistance with demands for more spending cuts. congress began the new year having missed its deadline to keep tax cuts from rising back to 1990's levels for most americans. and to prevent across-the-board spending cuts. instead, house republicans and democrats s
by superstorm sandy where recovery continues at a slow pace. >> suarez: we talk with journalist and author claudia kolker about her research into the "immigrant advantage." it's still without electricity, gas, sewers or water. and we continue our conversations with new members of the 113th congress. tonight the senator-elect from nebraska, republican deb fischer. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: this turned out to be a long day of waiting for final action on the "fiscal cliff" bill that cleared the senate early today. in the house, the measure ran into republican de
's annual new year's day swim takes on a special significance after superstorm sandy badly damaged coney island and its famous boardwalk. money raised from the swim will go to a nonprofit called coney recovers. >> what we're aiming to do with the funds raised today in partnership with the polar bear club is help out not for profits in the area. >> reporter: as for these arctic athletes, each has their own strategy for diving into the frigid waters. >> you've got to run in place to get warmed up, and we like to love and hug and kiss and get all warm and fuzzy and then we jump right in. >> reporter: after a few minutes of psychological gamesmanship, it's time. this army of self-proclaimed polar bears runs towards its nemesis, the ocean. >> it's a lot better if you dunk your head in really fast. it's like ripping a band-aid off. >> reporter: another year, another plunge. >> every day is a new year. yeah! >> reporter: in coney island, matt cozar, channel 7, eyewitness news. >> he wins the best outfit. dressed up like a scottish bagpiper. >> now the polar bear club, it's the oldest winter bat
for their slow response from superstorm sandy and getting power turned back on for those residents who were in the dark and the cold for a couple of weeks. our plans changed a little bit last night. we decided to spend the night in clarks summit because the road conditions deteriorated and we didn't want to go farther north. the borough president told me their snow totals were down last year and they were able to stockpile some of the salt from the roadways last year and that's what they're using for this storm. council president says they're happy this first snowstorm of the season hasn't been a major blizzard for them. >> we're on a good track this year and, you know, the weather, you take what you get. and, we're going to make lemonade out of it i guess. >> reporter: and for holiday travelers trying to make it home this weather has really thrown a wrench into their plans. a jetliner in pittsburgh actually got trapped somehow in the snow on the tarmac. as far as cancellations go, there were 1600 of them yesterday. more than 500 already today. and the airports in newark, new jersey, and al
of superstorm sandy. investors are still concerned about the looming fiscal cliff. >>> blizzard warning in up to six states. in arkansas the national guard has been called to provide ambulance service for residents. heavy snow and strong winds will lead to whiteout conditions across the ohio river valley. the heaviest snow is expected to move into western pennsylvania and new york state this afternoon. >>> hundreds of american families wanting to adopt russian children may have their dreams dashed. they have given final approval for a ban on such adoptions, seen as payback for a recently signed u.s. law imposing travel and financial restrictions on human rights abusers in russia. >>> there are six days left until the u.s. crosses over the so-called fiscal cliff. in case washington doesn't make a deal we're doing our best to get you ready. every day we're taking a look at how the fiscal cliff if we go off the fiscal cliff how that will affect you from the increase in your tax bill to planning for your retirement. today we'll focus on your portfolio. ryan mack joins me via skype from detroit. >
. there was a family flooded out by superstorm sandy, even one of our abc producers helped drive them to safety. their house was flooded so badly, they could not go back home. abc's ron claiborne has this incredible story. >> reporter: in the storm ravaged town of long beach, long island, on the day after hurricane sandy, we met barbara burns standing on the front porch of the house she called home for the past 48 years, the house had five feet of floodwater in it and, worse, 100 gallons of home heating oil stored in her garage had spilled into the water. she wanted to go to a shelter but her family had no way to go anywhere. almost every car in town had been damaged by the flood. so we gave them a ride. she, her daughter maureen, her two grandchildren and mccleary, the family dog, all squeezed in with a few possessions they could grab in a hurry. producer john s achlsantucci dr them to city hall where they caught a bus to the sheller. that's the last time we saw them until a few days ago when we met mrs. burn and maureen again at their little house on connecticut avenue. >> i really feel like
the super sto sup superstorm sandy. nicholas mcdonald and george pennington, thank you for coming in to see us. you guys are members of two bands, but you go to the same high school, right? >> yes. >> you live in tampa, florida, more than 1,100 miles away from the destruction here. what is it about what you saw on television and those images that made you want to help? >> mainly it was being from florida, we know all the issues that could happen with hurricanes. after seeing people losing their homes, i know how they feel about having all that heavy rain, all the storms going on. it's scary stuff. we were always the ones who get targeted. we wanted to help out this time. >> so what did you do? you talked to each other? you decided let's put on a concert, george? >> we knew something had to be done. so we worked together, came up with a plan, how to get it started. worked with the head master at our school to put up something, put up flyers around the school. talked to our friends. >> what was the reaction you got? >> it went really well. we got a lot of people coming out. everyone was so wi
, here's the top stories for you today. people on the eastern shore who were affected by superstorm sandy are getting some much- needed help. federal government has sent more than $1 million to aid to the sandy victims there. fema says they have received hundreds of applications for assistance and they are still processing those requests. >>> joe krivak has died. he coached from 1987 to 1991. the school reports he died tuesday night. in the 1980s he worked with standouts like frank wright. he was 77 years olds. >>> a check on the weather now before you head out the door. here's meteorologist mike masco. >> 41-degrees in town and outside the beltway into the 30s. so pretty chilly morning. lots of wind out there making our real feel numbers feeling like it's into the low and middle 20s and that will be the deal today. 39 your two degree guarantee mostly cloudy skies. it's a gusty wind we have a high wind advisory for the afternoon hours. a little bit of a breeze for friday. with a blend of sunshine and clouds. and then take a look. going into saturday, and sunday morning, wintry mix of some
superstorm sandy. we had to change our plans last night and stay here ritter and traveling north because the road conditions deteriorated so quickly. we still have several inches on the ground. i spoke with the council president who says she is happy the conditions are not any worse and this wasn't a major blizzard for them. >> it is a snow that hasn't been a difficult one. last year we had a budget surplus. as long as a pretty safe, we like winter sports. >> also able to stockpile assault from last your using that to solve the roadways here this year. as far as travel goes for holiday folks over the river and through the woods trying to make it home there were 1600 flight cancellations yesterday and now we are reporting over 500 today. as far as airports bill la guardia and newer car operating on a 1-hour delay. back to you. dennis: thank you. loving that hat. it is almost a quarter till. every 15 minutes stocks now, stocks are still sucking wind. nicole: we are seeing the dow not too far off of session lows, 145 points a moment ago, we have broken below the 13,000 mark. all of this on
superstorm sandy. neighborhoods along the northeast swept away, millions without power and damages as high as $50 billion, raising lots of questions about u.s. infrastructure and whether we should be spending some money to fix it. >> number five, china. is china slowing or is china leading the world? we do know that china will be the biggest economy in the world by 2020, for sure by 2030. >> china. >> china. >> china. >> china. >> china. >> china also getting more than a few mentions during the presidential campaign, probably because it's pretty clear that china is both a competitor and a partner. >> number four, europe. the european union was fractured by too much debt and the austerity plans to fix it. that saga is far from over. number three, the housing market. finally, finally bottomed out. the combination of low home prices and continued record low mortgage rates set off a building and buying spree. well-healed investors began buying entire neighborhoods, but first-time buyers were also able to get a home of their own for the first time in years. as long as they had a hefty down paym
by the number. first 60 billion dollars, that's how much victims of superstorm sandy would receive if the house passes a new aid bill. the senate passed the measure friday, but the republican-controlled house still needs to work to cut it down. and next, 1987, that's the year that rolston elementary in omaha buried their capsule. it was reopened as part of the school's 50th anniversary and found inside, go-bots, and guess jeans and garfield. go-bots were sweet. finally, 12, that's the number of nannies, angelina jolie and broad pitt brought with them on the caribbean vacation, two nannies for each one of their six kids. how do they get by? how do they get anything done? >> that's just-- i love it, good work brangelina. >> and back me up, america, go-bots were the transformers. >> juliet: '87 was a good year. >> clayton: they made us laugh and cry and accomplishments play out in a public arena and this year we bid them a fond farewe>> juliet: while swe say goodbye, we'll never forget them. and here to see us from across the pond. >> hello, good morning to you both. >> juliet: let's start off wit
in 2006, including most recently kids hit hard by superstorm sandy. we have the grinch with us, along with 12-year-old tyler, you are noel, miles over there, and kennedy. welcome to all of you. good to see you all and grinch, good to have you here. >> thank you, a pleasure to be here. >> you talk like that all the time? >> oh, yes i do. >> excellent. these kids are all local, from around the area. >> yes. >> you're from? >> hooville. >> of course you are. tell me about this foundation and what you've done with it. >> this foundation is incredible with madison square garden, the garden of dreams foundation is working to create experiences and dreams for children facing obstacles in their lives, whether it be a book drive or appearances with celebrities such as yours truly, we create dreams. >> we appreciate that. noel, you faced some obstacles in your life. do you mind if i tell our viewers about some of them? >> no, i don't mind. >> you have dealt with rheumatoid arthritis, gau coma and uvitis and turret's syndr e syndrome. >> this has given me so many opportunities that you only you
on the superstorm sandy aid bill. some republican lawmakers say ' portion of the multi-billion dollar legislation actually goes to the victims and they believe the rest is filled with pork. they say it's unrelated spending, including items like 150 million dollars in funding for alaskan fisheries, that's not slowed down the latest attacks on the g.o.p. listen. >> everybody played by the rules, except tonight when the rug was pulled out from under us, absolutely inexcusable. indefensible, we have a moral obligation to hold this vote. >> mr. speaker, we cannot turn our backs on our citizens who need us. >> i have to go home and tell them their new years gift is that they're going to wait even longer, even longer for something they should have had over a month ago. >> ithis is an absolute disgrace and the speaker should hang his head in shame for not allowing this to come up. >> megyn: shannon bream is live in washington. that was democrats and republicans bashing the republican leadership for not allowing a vote on this bill, but they say they have a good reason for not doing so. tell us more. >> t
power center and companies criticized for the response following superstorm sandy that they need to be on their toes. gregg: anna kooiman, live just north of scranton, pennsylvania. thank you very much. patti ann: unfortunately this is the just the beginning for the northeast. winter storm warnings still in effect for most of that region as well as michigan. according to flightware.com, more than 1700 flights were canceled yesterday and more than 350 flights nationwide have been already canceled today. gregg: we are getting word from a spokesman for former president h.w. bush saying mr. bush has been moved now to intensive care. he is in guarded condition. he is 88 years old and the former president has been hospitalized in houston since november 23rd. bronchitis and a lingering cough. we'll get a live report on his condition later on in the newscast. patti ann: those are just some of the many stories we're following this morning in "america's newsroom." still to come a new battle over the president's health care law and the supreme court's latest ruling against one of america's
stories from jenna wolf. good morning. >>> good morning. promising news for the victims of superstorm sandy. $60 billion emergency aid package sailed through the senate friday with backing from democrats. however, the bill does face an uncertain future now in the house where republican leaders want to cut that aid package by more than half. >>> federal prosecutors are accusing a neighbor of arming an ex-con who fatally shot two firefighters responding to a house fire in western new york on christmas eve. they say the woman, dawn nguyen of rochester, knew spengler wasn't supposed to have any weapons. one was a semiautomatic rifle similar to the one used in the connecticut school massacre. >>> a $100 million lawsuit is brewing in connecticut following the horrific school shooting. attorney irwin pinski represents a 6-year-old girl who he says has been traumatized by the killings. he wants to sue the state for failing to protect students from foreseeable harm. the state has inutrient against most lawsuits -- immunity against most lawsuits unless permission to sue is granted. >>> the six
. >> reporter: nine weeks after superstorm sandy, 76-year-old frank gisi relays on the red cross for meals. just this week, he was able to return to his home on staten island. >> water was coming through the walls, through the brick. >> reporter: gisi shows us photos of his house that needs to be gutted. and while he's happy to be back home, he's furious with house republicans for refusing to vote on the $60 billion aid package to help sandy victims. if you were on capitol hill today, what would you say to lawmakers? >> you stink. all of you stink. you have no compassion, and you got -- you don't have blood in your veins, you got ice cubes. >> reporter: while gissi has returned home, many people on his block hasn't because of the extensive damage, and he worries about whether they'll come back. >> i cried for two weeks when i lost this house. if i could cry again, i'd cry again. i have no use for them in washington. i have friends on the block here that lost more than me. and they're living in shelters. >> reporter: this area of staten island was so hard hit, president obama visited newdorf beac
on an age package for superstorm sandy victims. new york and new jersey representatives were expecting a vote before the term ends tomorrow but republican leaders ended the session prompting outraeupbl from both>> everybode rules except tonight when the rug was played out from under us. indefensible. we have a moral obligation to hold this vote. >> mr. speaker, we cannot turn our backs on our citizens who need us. >> i have to go home and tell them their new year's gift is they're going to wait even longer -- even longer -- for something they should have had over a month ago. >> this is an absolute disgrace, and the speaker should hang his head in shame for not allowing this to come up. >>juliet: i guess the images and the stories weren't enough for these people. all you have to do is show up in one of these neighborhoods to see how important this vote was. that's just my. the senate passed a $06 billion aid package friday to help parts of new york and new jersey rebuild from the storm. >>> parents and children in newtown, connecticut, are bracing for another difficult day. the student
there has not just been due to superstorm sandy. perhaps the biggest surprise, jc penney undergoing a positive turn, even as we speak, despite jack pin neigh appearing ton a do-or-die list for 2013, "the wall street journal." a big year ahead for ceo ron johnson, leads us to craig johnson's list of disappointments, ron johnson's old employer, apple, outside the apple store in the grove yesterday in l.a., yes, you heard me, he dissed apple. well, kind of. a little. >> apple's been -- has had a tremendous success story for any number of years now, but we think in terms of traffic and what we see at the stores, things have peaked out a little bit. so, they will still have a good season, still be up strong double digits but wouldn't be the outsized growth we have seen for any number of years now. >> all right. johnson also says sacks has struggled a bit, though he says the shoe department has been fine. overall holiday growth sales blow ducks is still 2.8% but he says to meet that sales this week today, tomorrow and the weekend have to hit it out of the park, otherwise, he says close to
superstorm sandy here. a lot of people lost power. this is a way to bring light into your life when there is no electricity. >> it's called luminaid. charge it in the sun for five hours. >> pouch that folds flat like this. >> waterproof. you blow it up and it looks like this. then basically to turn on the light it has two settings with this little power button. it will be hard to see maybe in the studio. you can see lights being generated from that. >> you store half a dozen of those and you blow them up at a time when you need them, you've got light in an entire room. >> you do. they're waterproof, puncture proof. two women, one from dartmouth, the other from columbia university came up with this idea of luminaid. disaster tech is the trend for 2013. >> a plus on this one. power when there is no electricity. a lot of people frustrated, they lost their batteries in their cell phone. this table is very cool. >> this table is. power mat technology is embedded in the table. you can see these little mats here. as i place phones down that have their casing, they will begin to charge. thi
. >> governor. >> thank you for everything. >> the rough and tumble governor took charge when a superstorm named sandy ravaged his state days before the presidential election. a romney backer suddenly christie was standing arm in arm with the president, praising mr. obama's leadership as they toured sandy's wrath. >> when you know you have responsibility for those folks, you could geb a damn about the politics of things. i could care less today. >> reporter: number three, olympian gabby douglas. >> gabby douglas. >> one of the fab five at the london games, she captured our hearts, becoming the first african-american gymnast to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competitions at the same olympics. >> i wanted to inspire a nation, and whole point about this is inspire a generation and i love that. >> she did just that. number two, school age activists malala rose to fame blogging about the brutality of her life in pakistan under taliban rule. not yet a teenager, she dared to suggest girls not only deserve but have a right to an education. >> i will get my education if it is in home
of a superstorm. a devastating hurricane that collided with a powerful cold system from canada. that slammed the northeast. sandy made landfall in south jersey in late october flooding beach communities, subpurgeing highways, and washing iconic board walks into the ocean. new york city's downtown skyline fell dark. in breezy point, queens, homes went up in flames. areas along long island, staten island filled with debris. sandy claimed at least 100 lives and changed the landscape of the jersey shore. just a week later, another blow when the area was blanketed by snow, sleet, and rain from the nor'easter. according to fema, vicious heat waves, wildfires, hurricanes, and severe storms will cost this year alone more than $100 billion in repair costs. in new york, fox news. >> we had a white christmas, some of us did and now a white new year's? >> it went from being unusually mild to below normal temperatures and we end up with this stuff. where it's cold enough, it's snow and where it's not, it's rain. and 38 in town. gaithersburg, down to 32 and dulles is 36. it will be cold enough tomorrow mo
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